June 22, 2018 by Woody Noland
It was a bright sunny sky that greeted us this Friday. Massive cloud formations all around, but here in camp it was a perfect slice of summer!
One group did not see much more than the sunrise to start their day as the cabins of Sprucepine and Chalet headed out after a day-break breakfast for a trip down Section 9 of the French Broad. The fellas loaded up in rafts and enjoyed a stretch of moderate whitewater on a wide section of river with all kinds of shenanigans and fun mixed in along the way.
Other boaters also cruised out of camp bound for the Chattooga. The guys tackled Section 2 of the river which forms part of the boundary between South Carolina and Georgia. The long stretches of wild and scenic river are interspersed with fun, technical rapids that require some solid river reading skills. There are also a bunch of swimming spots to cool off on a hot day!
A skilled group of bikers spent all morning wearing out the trails in DuPont, taking advantage of a steady breeze to covers some serious miles. You could tell who had been on the trip from the exhausted faces stuffing themselves full of chicken and falafel pitas with tzatziki sauce before crashing into a well-deserved rest hour.
Climbers hit the High Rocks this morning for some time on real rock and Lakeside jumped on the high ropes course for some quality cabin bonding at fifty feet. Hikers slathered on the sunscreen and went up high into Pisgah to summit the Sam Knob peak, hopefully peering at every blueberry bush along the way as we are just starting to creep into that delightful season as well.
Here at camp the activities were moving on the lake with that steady breeze propelling the sailors at speed, some working on balancing a heeling boat with their bodies hanging way off the side! Fisherman were cruising the banks/bridges, and swimmers were happily splashing away on such a warm afternoon.
Crafts took advantage of the blue skies to make sun prints and our tennis players were working through a round-robin competition of service-box-only courts with the pressure of time/score keeping feet moving.
As if this day did not contain enough for these guys, tonight wrapped up with a medieval banquet and castle construction/destruction for evening entertainment. With a presiding lord and lady of the realm, four kingdoms engaged in a struggle for supremacy of the evening sprinkled with thee’s, thou’s, and liberal Monty Python quotes.
As the bell rings another day and week to a close, know these guys got a full dose of camp fun today and will be truly sacked out by the time you finish this!
Thanks for reading, hope all is well with you at home, and see you back here tomorrow.
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June 24, 2018 by Corey
We saw some pictures today of W on a river… the Nantahala??? Awesome pics, wherever they are! Thanks!